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A Beautiful Boy movie

Discussion in 'Methamphetamine / Meth' started by Dominica, Jan 17, 2019.

  1. Dominica

    Dominica Recovery Advocate @ Moving Beyond Codependency Community Listener

    I was able to watch the movie "A Beautiful Boy" last night...It's on Amazon for those who want to watch. Free if you have Amazon Prime.

    A great movie.... sad...but real. And, based on a true story..

    A young guy addicted to meth...and the story of the struggle for him and his family.

    I really liked how it showed both sides... the boy, who obviously wanted to get clean, but it's not that simple.... and the dad, who wanted more than anything to help him...fix him...and how it was a struggle for him... the side of the parents who are trying to understand and learn how to best support their loved one.... (not enable, set boundaries, grieve, etc.)

    There was one scene at the end where the dad walked into an al-anon or nar-anon meeting and on the wall was a big sign: The 3 C's...

    You didn't cause it.
    You can't control it.
    You can't cure it.

    I thought of Dean...b/c that's where I learned that from here in the forums!!

    Good movie... showing the real struggles...the triumphs and the relapses...and the heartache and it all.

    Glad to say the movie says the boy now has 8 years clean.... that makes me smile.
  2. deanokat

    deanokat Community Organizer Community Listener

    Thanks for sharing your take on the Beautiful Boy movie, @Dominica. I haven't watched it yet, but I will as soon as I can find a couple of hours where I'm not playing nurse to my wife and son. ;)

    The Beautiful Boy book is still one of the best books I've ever read. It saved my life when my son was in the throes of his addiction. I felt so alone until I read that book. So powerful. And it made me realize how sharing your story can help others who are struggling.

    "Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive." --Barry Lopez
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  3. buratinos

    buratinos Member

    I haven't seen this movie yet, but it was recommended to me by a lot of friends. Will have to watch it
  4. nieprophsono

    nieprophsono Active Contributor

    I believe that this film is truly a masterpiece of cinematography. Movies like this help people with drug addiction understand that it is possible to stop using drugs and start life anew. It is cool that the film also shows the breakdowns of the protagonist and the emotional state of loved ones. I remember that I found this movie a couple of years ago on the site ดูหนังซับไทย and decided to watch it. After watching this movie, I had very mixed feelings. But I was very proud of the main character who managed to stop using.
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